Entertainment Update for Sept. 14

Music, more at Clocktower Ales

There’s music and more at Clocktower Ales in The Dalles. They have Trivia night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., live music every Friday at 8 p.m., Victor Johnson plays every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and there’s 15 Minutes of Fame every Sunday at 7 p.m.

Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 – Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 – Wasco Brothers (Roots-Rock) at 8 p.m.

Sept. 14, 21, 28 – Victor Johnson at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 15, 22, 29 – 15 Minutes of Fame at 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 – United Way Fundraiser featuring Hit Machine at 7 p.m. Ticketed event – get your tickets at Clock Tower Ales.

Sept. 27 – Dancehall Days at 8 p.m. Hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s.

Clocktower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles; 541-296-2602.

Rick Hulett at The Pines Sept. 19

On Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Pines hosts Rick Hulett on guitar and vocals to fire you up and melt your soul. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Cripple Hop plays Sept. 27

Cripple Hop will be bringing their high-energy fusiongrass to a locale near you. On Friday, Sept. 27, catch them at the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on the Heights at 7 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 3, see them at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River starting at 8 p.m. Expect to hear classic covers, new originals and a few unexpected surprises.

Tess Barr Blues at Double Mt.

The Tess Barr Blues band is at Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8-11 p.m. Get ready to hear classic blues covers and songs off of their upcoming CD. On Saturday, Sept. 21, it’s the Liberty Bond Jug Band — the best in pan-fried, ghost-town jug-stomp blues. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

‘Sioux City Kid’ plays Sept. 21

Outlaw Americana outfit Sioux City Kid will be headlining the Trillium Cafe in Hood River on Saturday, Sept. 21. The S.F. Bay-area band is fronted by Jared Griffin and his inimitable gravel-lined baritone. Sioux City Kid will release their first full-length record, “Minutes, Miles, Troubles & Trials,” this month. The album was recorded at San Francisco’s legendary Coast Recorders studio, previously host to Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane and the band that would become Creedence Clearwater Revival. The show is part of a West Coast tour in support of the new record. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.

Full Sail hosts ‘American Craft Beer Cookbook’ signing

Full Sail Brewing will host a book signing of “The American Craft Beer Cookbook” at its pub with author John Holl. Join Full Sail Brewing on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m. to meet the author of this newly released book. Waucoma Bookstore will be on site with books available for purchase.

The book features Full Sail’s own Gouda Fondue made with Session Lager. Full Sail Brewing will be offering free samples of the Gouda Fondue along with an appetizer special. Patrons will receive a free pint glass and bottle opener with the purchase of cookbook. Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub, 506 Columbia St., Hood River; 541-386-2247.

Breast Health benefit Sept. 14

Sunshine Mill in The Dalles hosts a benefit community concert for the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8:30 p.m. The show is a benefit for the Breast Health for Strong Families program, which provides free mammograms and breast health education. Music will be provided by Irish band Barley Draught. Tickets are $15. Sunshine Mill Winery, 901 E. Second St., The Dalles; 541-298-8900.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com

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Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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